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Liverpool to build new salt barn for better gritting

28/07/2011

Liverpool City Council is making sure there will be sufficient grit available to see the city through the worst of Winter weather.

Birmingham 'never better prepared' for winter

03/11/2011

Birmingham City Council is confident it can tackle the worst winter can bring after a big investment in its gritter fleet and new GPS technology.

Councils trial snow plough quad bikes

05/01/2012

Bedfordshire and Surrey county councils have both turned to four-wheel drive quad bikes to help keep pavements and inaccessible routes clear of ice and snow.

Bradford Council mobilises 26 gritters for dry run

12/01/2012

Gritting teams took to the streets of Bradford in a rehearsal to test their readiness for extreme winter weather.

Gritting firm suing Transport Scotland for £1m

16/07/2013

Transport Scotland is being sued for almost £1 million by Nationwide Gritting Services (NGS) over claims the transport authority failed to properly tender for salt supplies.

Councils ready for winter

06/01/2014

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published the results of its annual winter readiness survey which show that councils had stockpiled 1.4 million tonnes of gritting salt at the end of October – up from 1.3 million tonnes in 2012.

Roads Minister visits gritting salt supplier

26/11/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill visited one of England’s largest suppliers of gritting salt as work continues to ensure the transport system is ready for any severe weather.

A-one+ rolls out new winter technology

23/11/2015

Highways contractor A-one+ will help keep the North East moving this winter after investing in new technology that will make gritting the roads safer and more effective.

Hertfordshire CC offers free salt supplies

20/01/2016

Hertfordshire County Council is helping over 80 community groups this winter, along with some 50 schools, by providing free salt for public roads and pavements as part of its winter self-help scheme.

Pilot project launched to help gritting teams

26/01/2017

Highway maintenance teams will be able to make better gritting decisions based on local weather conditions thanks to the launch of a pilot project in Hampshire.

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